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IBM Open Source Architect in London, United Kingdom


This is a new and exciting role to be part of a wider team across Europe working with potential clients to help them understand what business benefit IBM can bring to their business. An opportunity to be making a real difference to both IBM and the client.

Your Role and Responsibilities

As a Open Source Architect you will meet with customer to discuss their open source strategy and define a scope of activities that the IBM team can deliver that addresses the customer challenges, acting as the IBM transformation focal point.

Your responsibilities include;

  • Developing high-performing solutions that deliver business value to the client, utilizing design methodologies, repeatable approaches, and best practices.

  • Maintain deep technical skills and engineering capabilities for key Open Source products including Red Hat OpenShift, Apache Kafka, PostgeSQL, Apache Hadoop, MongoDB and SUSE Rancher, plus many other popular packages.

  • Research and stay current with changes in the Open Source ecosystem, evangelize IBM Open Source Capabilities, present to both internal and external audiences.

  • Assist with RFP/RFI's when assistance from the IBM Sales team requested. Participate in Open Source client delivery projects.

  • Be an active contributor in open source communities.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience as a client-facing technical software consultant designing technical software solutions against client requirements.

  • Ability to lead workshops, presentations, and other events for clients, articulating complex technical solutions.

  • Technical working knowledge of core Open Source products (at least one or two of the following: Openshift, Openstack, Ansible, Apache Kafka, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, EL, Prometheus, Redis, Apache, Hadoop).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English Language.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Skills to develop software solutions using cloud native technologies utilizing languages such as Python, Java or Golang via DevOps best practices.

  • Previous engineering in migration to Open Source Solutions.

  • An understanding of architecture frameworks such as Open Group TOGAF or Zachman and approaches such as Design Thinking.

  • Existing contributions to an Open Source community or a desire to do so.

  • Building cloud native solutions.

  • Leadership or mentoring experience.

  • Red Hat and/or SUSE certificates eg RH Openshift, SUSE Rancher etc.

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Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

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